Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Curve has been Pursued

DD#2 asked me the other day if I ever blogged anymore.

Yes, I said. Well, kinda.

I haven't blogged lately because I've been trying to finish up my Curve of Pursuit afghan. I'm on the last set of brown triangles and I'm determined to finish before the end of October (which is coming up lickity-split).

But one brown triangle looks sorta like the other one.

A lot like it, actually.

And each triangle takes more than a skein of yarn. And bunches up on the needles so it doesn't look like much.

So they take awhile to do, and it's not very interesting blog fodder.

But finally I finished the triangles.

And was ready for the border. I decided to knit in the round in garter stitch, so it took a lot of holding on to the needles and trying not to lose the stitches.

After awhile I got the hang of it (after losing four purple end protectors.)

I did 5 green garter rows and one brown garter row, plus the bind off.

Each border round was 1064 sts (plus the increases at the corner). That makes more than 13,832 sts on the border alone. Phew! Glad to be done with that!

Actually, I'm glad to be done with it all.

At the moment I'm rather tired of looking at it. This afghan took me more than a year to make. (On Ravelry there's some over-achievers who have finished this in 6 weeks. Crazy.)

When I recover from the knitting of it, I'm going to be really glad of the addition to my living room, even though it will look like this most of the time.

Specs: Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in chocolate, fern, and off white (all the while wishing it was Cascade 220 but not wanting to spend $$$ on a blanket that I would then have to handwash.) Four size 8 circs, one for each side. Eight stitch protectors, bought specifically for this projects, 4 of which were lost, but then refound.)

I'm still glad that I did it and I think I'm going to love it. But never again.

Although, looking at the Ravelry projects, there's some interesting color combinations. Wouldn't it be pretty as a baby blanket? With pinks and greens... or purples and blues... or...


Sue said...

Beautiful, Ruth! And worth all your time and effort.

Lynn said...

VERY cool!!!!

valéria said...

Hat off and deep bow for you :o) I think you did a great, marvelous job on this and I couldn't do this for sure since I've the attention of a three years old lately ;o) So many projects in the ufo bin and such a huge project would certainly be out of my league ;)

Well done and I think it's gorgeous :)